Pulmonary Hypertension. Bringing Awareness. Praying for a Cure.
sMiles for Katie is a non-profit organization honoring Katie McCarthy, a vibrant, loving, young woman who passed away from Primary Pulmonary Hypertension.
Mayor Tony Perry and the Township Committee proclaimed April 30, 2022 as Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Awareness Day in honor of Kathryn Ann (Katie) McCarthy. Katie was a vibrant and loving young woman who always embraced life. She was diagnosed with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension in August 2012 and passed away on April 30, 2013 after a valiant fight against the disease.
Katie's loved ones participated in a volunteer cleanup at Ideal Beach April 30th to celebrate her life and raise awareness for both PH and their Belford-based nonprofit sMiles for Katie.
Mayor Perry was honored to recognize Katie in this way and also proclaim April 30, 2022 as Katie McCarthy Day in Middletown Township.